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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Coventry near Sedro Woolley, WA.

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Dr. Omar Arif Jaffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Omar Jaffer is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Jaffer is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaffer's professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Kelvin Nhon-Tro Lam, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Kelvin Lam specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Oregon, PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Alison Marguerite Beer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. Alison Beer is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. She is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Beer is in-network for Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Beer attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. David Scott Morison, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. David Morison is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Morison's medical residency was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. James Brad Diestelhorst, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Phmg/pulmonary - Sedro Woolley; 2031c Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA
 

Dr. J. Diestelhorst works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Diestelhorst is in-network for Amerigroup, Regence, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for his residency.

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What is Critical Care?

Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is the delivery of medical care to patients whose illness or injury is so seriously life threatening that they would likely die without intervention. It usually takes place in ICUs or trauma centers. It is referred to as critical care in North America, while it is called intensive care or intensive therapy in the rest of the world. Specialists in this field are sometimes referred to as intensivists.

Critical care may encompass a broad variety of medical specialties in the efforts to save a patient’s life. Critical care specialists must have a good knowledge of anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and other specialties. Besides their medical knowledge, intensivists must know a great deal about end-of-life issues, including ethics, advanced directives, and family counseling and bereavement.

Critical care is a relatively modern specialty, which developed along with ICUs beginning in the 1950’s. It looks different from regular medicine, and it can be recognized by the presence of more nurses, more monitoring, more invasive monitors and procedures, and the presence of life-sustaining therapies such as mechanical ventilators and vasopressors.

Specialists in critical care frequently have to make urgent and complex decisions. They use their knowledge and skill to provide intensive care to the most fragile patients and do their best to save lives.